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KQV Global Press Conference
Crisis in Crimea: What’s Next?

April 19, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Kent Logsdon, Chief of Staff, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State of Management and Resources. He will discuss "Crisis in Crimea: What’s Next?” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society

April 20, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Jane Werner, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. They will discuss "The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Europe’s Watershed Moment:
What the Conflict in Ukraine Means for Europe,
the United States, and Relations with Russia

May 12, 2014

The invasion and annexation of Crimea has perhaps changed the geopolitical balance to one of systemic competition—and some even fear a renewed Cold War. What will happen now, and what are our options? Join the World Affairs Council and the American Council on Germany's Eric M. Warburg Chapter in Pittsburgh for expert analysis on the pressing issue from one of Europe’s most experienced analysts.

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Special Screening and Panel Discussion  Girl Rising
Breaking Barriers:
Educate a Girl and Change the World

Special Screening of Girl Rising and Panel Discussion

March 12, 2013

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bricolage,  937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Join Bricolage, the World Affairs Council, and the YWCA for an evening of film and discussion about the challenges girls around the world face as they strive to be educated.

Opening in theaters on March 7, the release of “Girl Rising” is timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. Be among the first to see excerpts from this gripping documentary which tells the unforgettable stories of nine girls from different countries around the world who face a variety of challenges – from arranged marriages to child slavery. Yet, despite these obstacles, these girls are able to get an education and change their lives. “Girl Rising” is an inspirational film from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group.

Following the screening of selected scenes from the film, there will be a panel discussion with education experts from around the world who will drill down on the variety of challenges girls face in getting an education. The panel will include experts from India and Turkey as well as others involved with education initiatives at home and abroad.

Registration
There is no charge for this event. Refreshments are included.

There is overwhelming interest in this event! We have reached capacity and started a waiting list.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Andrea Solomon at andrea@worldpittsburgh.org.  We will contact you as seats become available.

Questions?
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

This event is presented as part of Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series, which breaks down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events by bringing the world at large to the local stage.

With special thanks to the Eden Hall Foundation

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